This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
Copy photograph of an engraving; full-length side view of a Montgolfier hot-air balloon just beginning to ascend from its launch site in a formal garden. Possibly meant to depict the first free ascent of a Montgolfier balloon piloted by Jean-Frantois PilGtre de Rozier with the Marquis d'Arlandes on November 21, 1783, from the grounds of the ChGteau de la Muette on the outskirts of Paris, France.